When you pray, what do you ask for? Are you disappointed when you do not get what you ask for? Does it build your faith or hurt it a bit? What happens if you do get what you asked for right away? Is it cool and a little freaky at the same time.
As I learn during my walk with God, I get new insights all the time. I do not have it all figured out, but I feel like I’m making progress. Have you had something break and asked God to fix it? Did he?
I remember presenting at a Toastmaster event in Ohio. It was actually in the basement of a church. For some reason, my computer was not working well with their projector. In that particular presentation, the slides were crucial. My believer friend, Maureen, saw my challenge and frustration and said, “Let’s pray.” She put her hand on the computer and asked God for help. It worked. Wow. Thanks, God!
A while back I had a challenge with the retractable roof of my convertible. It stopped working. I was busy and did not have time or the money to get it fixed, so I put it on my to-do list.
A fellow believer who was visiting me loves driving with the top down. I told her the situation, and she said, “Let’s pray.” O.K. When she prayed over the roof, she said something that stuck with me. She said, “God, we know you can fix this. If it is your will, we would appreciate it if you would, so we can enjoy the ride.”
I went ahead and pressed the button to lower the roof and nothing happened. I did it a second time, and it lowered just as it has since I owned the car. Wow. God rocks, and in all honesty, I was a little freaked out in a good way.
The beautiful part for me was that she asked, “If it is your will…” Many times when I ask for help, I forget that part. If it does not happen for you, maybe it is not His will. It is also possible that it is not the right time. It was a great reminder to me: His will, not mine. It is what I now call “The God Clause.”
When you pray, what do you ask for? Have you had any similar experiences or reminders?
Thank you, God, for Truth, Love, and Laughter,
Darren – I cannot express how delighted I am that you choose to have a God Blog in your site. It is truly wonderful and uplifting that you allow us to walk with you through your growth with God. I have just finished reading your “It was a good Freak out moment” and I can say that I have been in similar situations where asking God for something or even worse NOT asking God and relying on myself and have had prayer answered. It was a hard thing to accept the WILL of God over of the desire of man. We all have a tendency to think we can do it on our own and it is humbling to say the least when God takes over and is in control but it is such a great blessing when that happens. I still struggle with this but I have learned to ask that Gods will be done in my life and the life of others instead of relying on self. God has a destiny for all of us and I pray that His will be done in the completion of my destiny and yours as well. God Bless.